It seems a simple broken ankle can’t stop NAPALM DEATH frontman Barney Greenway from hitting the road
NAPALM DEATH vocalist Mark “Barney” Greenway broke his right ankle during the British extreme-metal band‘s February 19 show in Munich, Germany. NAPALM DEATH have been on the road for their “Campaign For Musical Destruction 2023” European tour, which now has the singer performing shows sitting in a chair due to the unfortunate injury.
The 53-year-old Greenway explained the mishap during NAPALM DEATH‘s February 26 concert in Paris, France, telling the audience: “[I] broke an ankle on stage in Munich seven nights ago. So I’ve got another five fucking weeks in this thing, but I’m gonna make the fucking most of it.
“Needless to say, there may have been an option for me to not do the gigs, but that is not what I do or what I don’t do. I wanted to go [and play the gigs], and that is it.
“So, once again, apologies and thanks for your patience in advance.”
This isn’t the first time Barney has had to perform live in a chair with the band either. During NAPALM DEATH‘s fall 2019 U.S. trek with SICK OF IT ALL and MUNICIPAL WASTE, the vocalist hurt his right ankle leaving him delivering his nightly brutal vocal attack while sitting down on-stage.
In February 2022, NAPALM DEATH released the new mini-album, “Resentment Is Always Seismic – A Final Throw Of Throes“, via Century Media Records.
“Resentment Is Always Seismic – A Final Throw Of Throes” is a partner recording to NAPALM DEATH‘s latest album, “Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism“, concluding matters through vital, tumultuous grindcore and shockwave ambience.
The eight-song “Resentment Is Always Seismic – A Final Throw Of Throes” comes with a total playing time of 29 minutes and is available as a limited CD digipak, vinyl as well as in the digital album format.
“Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism” arrived in September 2020 via Century Media Records. The band’s 16th studio LP was recorded with longtime producer Russ Russell and features artwork by Frode Sylthe.